Rapid Assessment Report into Suicide in Ballyfermot

In 2019, in Ballyfermot, a number of young women tragically died by suicide. There was an urgent local interagency response resulting in the National Office of Suicide Prevention (NOSP) commissioning a report by S3 Solutions into this incidence of suicide in Ballyfermot. The action was consistent with the Connecting for Life Local Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Dublin South. The report explores the event, having interviewed local people and outlined various factors specific to Ballyfermot and related contagion. This comprehensive report covers the events using various relevant themes and makes several recommendations. One of the recommendations is to set up a local interagency group which will implement actions to help prevent and reduce the occurrence of suicide and self harm in the area. This work has already begun.

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